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Social Work Majors

These academic scholarships are awarded by the Behavioral and Social Sciences department. Contact the BSS department for an application or additional information.

  • Anne and Harrison Blair Foundation Scholarship in Social Work

    Endowed by the Blair Foundation, this scholarship is for students who have been admitted to the professional Social Work Program. Preference for this scholarship will be given to female Social Work majors who intend to practice within a medical setting or who intend to pursue a graduate degree in social work with a specialization in medical social work. Recipient(s) must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing with the University. Recipient(s) of the Anne and Harrison Blair Foundation Scholarship may receive the award for a total of two academic years.

  • Jan Eagles Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences

    The Jan Eagles Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior majoring in a health field. The student who receives the scholarship must exhibit outstanding potential for further study in his/her chosen field and must be dedicated to the highest standards of scholarship, scientific inquiry and integrity. He/she should also exhibit a desire to be of service to humanity. Criteria include a GPA 3.0 or higher, junior standing, potential for professional contribution and financial need.

  • Jeanette Niven Social Work Scholarship

    The Jeanette Niven Scholarship was established by friends and former students to honor the woman whose caring concern for her clients and students has spanned five decades. Criteria include a GPA 2.75 or higher, senior standing, potential for professional contribution, financial need and being a female whose education has been interrupt­ed.

  • Joyce Greathouse Advocacy Writing Contest

    This annual award was established in 2011 by Social Work alumni Joyce Greathouse to engage social work students at the University of Montevallo in social welfare policy and political advocacy in the State of Alabama.

  • Louise White Dawson Social Work Scholarship

    This endowed scholarship was established by the family and friends of Louise White Dawson, a gradu­ate of Alabama College (1930) and a member of the first group of social work majors at the college. Criteria include a GPA 3.0 or higher, junior standing, potential for professional contribution and financial need.

  • Mary Edna Porter Family and Child Scholarship

    Family, friends and colleagues of Mary Edna Porter, retired Executive Director of Family and Child Services, established this scholarship to honor her commitment to families and children and to social work education. Criteria include a GPA 3.0 or higher, senior standing, potential for professional contribution, financial need and an interest in working with families and children.

  • Mel Dorrough Robinson Scholarship in Social Work

    Endowed by class of 1952 alumnus Mel Robinson, this scholarship is for students who have been admitted to the professional Social Work Program. Preference for this scholarship will be given to Social Work majors who intend to practice within a medical setting or who intend to pursue a graduate degree in social work with a specialization in medical social work. Recipient(s) must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing with the University. Recipient(s) of the Mel Dorrough Robinson Social Work Scholarship may receive the award for a total of two academic years.

  • Roxie Craig Scholarship in Social Work

    This scholarship is in memory of Ms. Roxie Craig, who graduated from the Social Work Program in 1942. Ms. Craig was a Senior Probation at Jefferson County Family Court who spent her professional life helping troubled children. Criteria include financial need, and grade requirements for admission to the Program and/or Practicum are 2.3 overall GPA; 3.0 GPA in Social Work.